Renewal of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
For the renewal of the Cathedral interior, we deal with the architecture but also with the information systems of the historical and artistic elements.
We remove all the illumination systems that had filled the temple with visible cables during the last years. The new electric installation was set under the paving we designed using local natural stone. The renewal of the cathedral’s floor also included an electric heating system.
Faint lights were fit into the new paving while conserving the old one underneath. By illuminating the walls, the pillars and the roof, we showed off the beauty of the architecture.
Chapels and corridors were lighted by tailored lamps that included fluorescent ambient light and swivelling spotlights to enhance the artworks.
The Cathedral lighting is controlled by DALI system. It has illuminating preset scenes, such as mass hours or touristic visits.
We also designed and produced the information system for the chapels. It consists in metallic pieces of furniture with videos that explained each chapel. By pressing a switch, visitors turn on its illumination.
A high lighting projector reproduces a multimedia show on the main altarpiece. It explains the history, the composition and the topics captured in the artwork.
In front of it, a touch screen gives extra information by surfing through a real scale high resolution picture.